Stratum IV dates to the second half of the eighth century CE. Remains that included soil fill (L228), which contained a wide variety of pottery vessels, including Khirbat Mafjar tableware and imported vessels, were exposed in several sections. Several wall segments were also found.
Stratum III was the main layer and dated from the second half of the eighth–eleventh centuries CE. Remains of a structure that was probably used as a dwelling were exposed. Its walls were mostly preserved to the height of the foundations. The structure was founded on top of three stone built steps (W4, W226, W290). A corridor (L255), which had openings leading to three wings, each consisting of several rectangular rooms, was exposed. A metal door hinge, charred wooden beams, a large quantity of nails and voussoirs indicative of a vaulted ceiling were found in the southern wing (L224). It seems that the room was entered through a wooden door that had caught fire. A room, floor and parts of walls were exposed in the western wing (L103). The room was entered from the north via a threshold of marble (W231; Fig. 3). The walls of the room were built of fieldstones and the floor was lined with plaster. A step was installed on the floor next to the southern wall and above it was an installation (niche), built inside the southern and eastern walls. The installation (W237), c. 0.75 m above the floor, consisted of a plastered surface and was bounded by a wall (height c. 0.1 m); it was probably used as a shelf for storing objects.
Stratum IIIa, dating to the eleventh century CE, consisted of a circular installation that was probably built after the building went out of use.
Stratum II dated to the Mamluk period; the walls of the Stratum III building were dismantled for secondary use of their stones. To remove the stones, trenches were dug parallel to the walls, down to the depth of the building’s foundations. The lines of the robber trenches from Stratum II identified the lines of the building walls from Stratum III (hence, it is not drawn in the plan).
Stratum I. Remains dating to the Ottoman period were discovered in the eastern part of the excavation. A section of a drainage channel and an underground installation built of cast mortar and fieldstones, which might have been used as a cesspit, were exposed.
The excavation revealed an accumulation level of ancient remains, at least 5.8 m high, and the occupation of the area along the northeastern fringes of the present-day old city of Ramla already in the second half of the eighth century CE. During this period, stone steps were built parallel to the slope of the hill on which a residential building was constructed. The building was apparently used for an extremely long time until the Fatimid period. Its walls were robbed in the Mamluk period, probably for the purpose of construction in the nearby old city. During the Ottoman period, the settlement was renewed in this part of the city of Ramla.